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Tyke Elephant Outlaw (2015)

This is the gripping and emotionally charged story of Tyke, a circus elephant that went on a rampage in Honolulu in 1994, killed her trainer in front of thousands of spectators and died in ... See full summary »

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This is the gripping and emotionally charged story of Tyke, a circus elephant that went on a rampage in Honolulu in 1994, killed her trainer in front of thousands of spectators and died in a hail of gunfire. Her break for freedom - filmed from start to tragic end - traumatised a city and ignited a global battle over the use of animals in the entertainment industry. Looking at what made Tyke snap, the film goes back to meet the people who knew her and were affected by her death - former trainers and handlers, circus industry insiders, witnesses to her rampage, and animal rights activists for whom Tyke became a global rallying cry. Like the classic animal rebellion film King Kong, Tyke is the central protagonist in a tragic but redemptive drama that combines trauma, outrage, insight and compassion. Ultimately, this moving documentary raises fundamental questions about our deep and mysterious connection to other species.

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A gripping documentary film about a circus elephant that made history

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Australia

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18 April 2015 (USA) See more »

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Tyke - elefanten som löpte amok See more »

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Herself - Elephant handler: When they take their trunk and blow against your face and they wrap their trunk around you, it's fabulous - wonderful. But those days are gone. If I could have worked elephants without all the brutality, that would have been fabulous, absolutely fabulous. And when I look back, like I said, I'm sure there's a special place in hell for me for what I did to the elephants, because that was what I was told I had to do to stay alive and to keep those elephants in line. But now I know that was all ...
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Changed my mind
6 February 2019 | by rodrigosanginesSee all my reviews

This documentary show us why we shouldn't use wild animals for circus!! I saw the documentary with tears in my eyes.


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